International political economy, business-government relations, firm heterogeneity and globalization, fisheries policy, international finance, international trade and trade policy, monetary policy, political economy of East Asia
2013-present – Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy, University College London School of Public Policy (with tenure since 2016)
2015-2018 – Departmental Tutor, Department of Political Science
2015-2018 – Director, Affiliate Program in Political Science and International Relations
2013 – PhD in International Political Economy – University of California, San Diego
Dissertation – The New Political Economy of Trade: Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy
Committee – J Lawrence Broz (chair), Megumi Naoi (co-chair), Peter Cowhey, Stephan Haggard, Marc Muendler
2009 – MA in International Relations – University of California, San Diego
2007 – BA with Distinction in International Studies, Economics – University of California, San Diego
‘Engaging the Dragon: UK Government Documents on Doing Business with China.’ (with Yue Ming) Economic and Political Studies, forthcoming.
‘Financial Innovation, Economic Growth, and the Consequences of Macroprudential Policies.’ (with Maxence Bernier) Research in Economics 73.2:162-173, 2019.
‘Electoral Systems and Trade-Policy Outcomes: The Effects of Personal-Vote Incentives on Barriers to International Trade.’ (with Patrick Wagner) Public Choice 180.3-4:333-352, 2019.
‘Firm Heterogeneity and Trade-Policy Stances: Evidence from a Survey of Japanese Producers.’ Business and Politics 19.1:1-40, 2017.
‘Trading Representation: Diplomacy’s Influence on Preferential Trade Agreements.’ (with Roos van der Sterren), British Journal of Politics and International Relations 18.4:889-911, 2016.
‘The Effectiveness of Monetary Anchors: Firm-Level Evidence.’ (with J. Lawrence Broz), International Organization 64.4, 2010.
‘Foreign Direct Investment.’ In Patrick James, editor, Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. 2020.
‘Disentangling Foreign Direct Investments.’ World Economics Journal 20.3:95-106, 2019.
‘Heterogeneous Firms and Policy Preferences.’ In The Oxford Handbook on the Politics of International Trade, Lisa Martin (ed.). 2015. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 196-212.
The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries (with Nikki Harish)
Climate Shocks, Ethnic Politics, and Inequality (with Andrea Caflisch)
Multilevel Determinants of MNC Corruption Risk (with Juliane Markscheffel)
Foreign Public Opinion and UNGA Voting (with Stuart Slingsby)
Liberalization for Sale: Non-Market Strategies and Foreign-Market Access
The Political Economy of Institutional Quality and Monetary Policy
Producers and the Political Economy of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff [Book manuscript]
Firms and Foreign Markets
Honors and Awards
Best Graduate Student Paper at APSA 2011, Political Networks Section, with Daniel Maliniak
Edmund G. Brown Sr. Fellowship, UC San Diego 2007-2008.
National Merit Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007.
IBM Thomas J Watson Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007.
Conference Presentations and Talks
Pacific International Politics Conference 2019, 2018.
National Chengchi University 2017.
National University of Singapore 2017.
Rethinking Free Trade: Liberal International Economic Order in the Wake of Brexit and Trump. Academia Sinica 2017.
APSA annual conference 2017, 2015, 2012 (prepared), 2011 (two papers), 2008.
UC San Diego 2013, 2012.
International Studies Association annual conference 2012.
International Political Economy Society annual meeting 2011.
Japan Society of International Economics 2011.
American Political Science Association, European Political Science Association, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade, International Economics and Finance Society, International Political Economy Society, National Economic Education Delegation, Royal Economic Society
Undergraduate – International Political Economy, Dissertation Supervision (BSc)
Postgraduate – International Political Economy (MSc), International Trade Policy (MSc), Dissertation Supervision (MSc)
Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Introductory Political Methodology/Econometrics and Research Design, Introduction to Public Health, Chinese Politics, Comparative Political Economy, Diplomatic History, Korean Politics, Politics of Immigration, Varieties of Capitalism, Introduction to Matching (PhD Seminar)
American Journal of Political Science, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Business & Politics, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Economics and Politics, Environmental Politics, European Journal of Political Research, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Oxford University Press, Polity Press, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Review of International Political Economy, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Social Sciences, Sustainability, World Medical and Health Policy (book review with Liang Kim Ong, 2016), World Politics
General Media and Consulting
Five economic effects from the Democratic sweep in Washington. The Conversation, with Thomas Gift, 12 January 2021. Reprinted in the International Business Times and The National Interest.
Will the UK really join the CPTPP free-trade bloc in Asia-Pacific? The Conversation, 17 September 2020.
Is It Publish or Perish? A View from International Relations and Political Science in the UK. Nature Human Behaviour, 10 October 2019.
Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade documents. The Conversation, 12 March 2019. Reprinted in the International Business Times and Newsweek Japan, among others.
UCL Cares initiative with the Camden Council
United Kingdom Department for Transport, Maritime 2050 Strategy (Trade working group)
LSE Enterprise, bids for EU DG Growth and EU DG Trade
TheArticle, February 2021 (UK and CPTPP)
El Mercurio, February 2021 (UK and CPTPP)
Newsweek, December 2020 (US-China trade war)
Sankei Shimbun, December 2019 (Brexit and trade agreements)
Euronews NBC, June 2019 (G20 summit, US-PRC trade war)
Left Foot Forward, May 2019 (US-UK trade agreement)
Euronews NBC, May 2019 (Trump UK visit, US-UK trade agreement)
Wry Ronin, 7 May 2019 (Italy-China BRI agreements)
Deutsche Welle, 20 April 2018 (US telecommunications trade and cybersecurity)
Alvexo, 17 March 2018 (Economic history and Trump tariffs)
World Finance, 7 March 2018 (Trump tariff announcement)
Newsweek, 7 April 2017 (Trump-Xi summit, trade and exchange-rate policies)
BBC World News, Business Live, 24 February 2017 (Trump and manufacturing, trade policies)
International Business Times, 21 and 25 October 2016 (Trump campaign and women, trade policy)